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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 62,652 People

    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 10 Responses Aug 11

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I battle the people who brought me into this

    mood.Is always about someone who was abusive , parent , coleague , friend and that builds up , year after year ...and it leads to a feeling of dissapointment .
    AeternasRebellionis AeternasRebellionis 22-25, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I was never the person anyone could say

    anything good about, so now that I'm gone don't lie and say I was happy or charming . You can all let me fade away and disappear like u were already doing but I won't hurt this time. You won't have to be ashamed or hide me anymore. You all can be happy now.
    midnightdream13 midnightdream13 16-17, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I visited an endocrinologist to see about my

    hormones and how they were affecting my moods. He's been very helpful and compassionate, really understanding my apprehension about anti-depressants. If I can make changes in my life and take certain supplements along with some therapy, I might be okay. The thing is that...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 77 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    bR0k3nWings bR0k3nWings 18-21, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    'Invisible' by Skylar Grey is the song

    that narrates my entire life.
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 22 hrs ago

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    Suicide is a permanent solution

    for a temporary problem
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 15 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately,

    it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a trained counselor or psychologist. Just lessons from my own journey...) When I was in the deepest, darkest points in my life-long...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I hate how depression is caused by pouty use of

    language. If we didn't make so many damn exaggerations with our inner dialogue, we'd be way less depressed. We accept the hyperbole as "close enough" or "might as well call it that." But, the further our dialogue deviates from pure reality, the more frustrated we become.
    princessaliababua princessaliababua 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F 27 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Well, doc say I have psychotic disorder.

    Wonder what my therapist will diagnosis me with... Blahhhhh
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    So sometimes I feel like I'm doing

    so great and life is good and everything isn't perfect but it's manageable and I think I can handle life. But then outta nowhere it hits me and everything around me just turns to **** and I feel completely hopeless like my life is just one big waste of space. Like I have no idea...
    bix101 bix101 22-25, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 28 Responses Jun 16

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    I feel like I'm just a nonstop burden to

    everyone. Everything I do I mess up. I just want to be out of everybody's hair and let them live easy
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm just fad up with some people around.

    ...the way they talk is so irritating....two of my best friends also in them so I don't know what to do.... When I was struggling in India everyone were so good n nice but now after living in New Zealand for four year I'm back in India some of my friends n some other people...
    JatinKapoor JatinKapoor 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So now I have fakes and people

    that can't handle the fact that people here can be depressed and are flagging my post now! Why, cause of how I feel. Like honestly if you don't want to see what I post than ignore it and move along! There were actually people there that were being supportive, by flagging me all...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    I try, I fail. I get back up just to be knocked

    down harder. Why bother when I know i'll never find love or inner peace? What hope is there for someone's who's lost everything? I know I hurt my parents and my dignity when I cut, but I love the pain. It's the only thing that reminds me i'm alive. I know it's sick and wrong...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Since I'm going back to college

    after summer break on Sunday I've been feeling very suicidal. I've struggled with feeling suicidal before but times like these it's constant on my mind. I'm in my 20s going into my senior year and have always hated school. The pain in my heart and struggle just to function at...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Agg!!! I can't even remember what I posted!

    I think it was that fake person that commented on my wall about some ex and takes it as her own! Cause I commented on how my ex used and abused me... I can't do this anymore folks... Please I beg for this to end!
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Positivity comes rarely with depression

    but when it does it feels ******* fabulous. Usually after doing naughty things do I find a sense of calm rushing over me. Calmness rushes in quickly, just as fast as it enters is it gone. Sometimes to quick to even appreciate
    gaspingforair gaspingforair 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Everyone I know you are fighting

    so hard and I know your bones ache at night but keep living keep smiling keep working as keep loving because we shall rest I love you
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The thought of suicide makes me happy.

    All the pain and suffering just wiped away. Thanks to anxiety im too scared to do it. Depression will make your life hell and make you want to kill yourself, but its the anxiety that keeps you alive. Depression is a near perfect parasite.
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Suicide ends ones depression.

    Who wants to have everything imaginable yet nothing at all? Nothing that matters anyways.
    RuRu80 RuRu80 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So, I just moved onto my first apartment with

    my best friend. So why do I still feel so down all the time? It's like I have an inability to be happy. No, not the temporary happiness you get when you're hanging out with friends or when you laugh a joke. I'm talking about being able to be happy when no one else is around to...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    My husbands Exgirlfriend is an attention

    seeking ***** who has to pay for making my life a living hell
    LandiFAE LandiFAE 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel so numb... When I usually say

    that it's a cover up for "well I wanna cut dammit" but now I just feel so broken. The only thing I can feel is an overwhelming sense that something is drastically wrong. It's like I'm under water but at the same time there's too much air around me. Yet, something about it feels...
    YeahIKnowImSick YeahIKnowImSick 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Going on about 44 hrs of no sleep.

    .. All I can think about are the memories and the fact that there is no real easy way out... I mean there is, but I don't know the trick of doing it fast... Fall in love with a user and abuser that used me to get what she wanted than discarded me... Discarded and left me with...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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